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Does this look like a fine degree?

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So yeah I was gonna apply to this uni until I stumbled at their EE curriculum which is as follow:

I'm not very expert, but you know wish to know the expert opinion in this regard

Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Numerical Methods
Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Introduction to Chemistry
Mechanics and Waves for Engineers
Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers
Programming for Engineers
Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis
Materials Science and Engineering
Introduction to Electronics
Foundations of Electrical Engineering
Electric Circuits
Digital Logic Systems
Signals and Systems
Communications Theory
Microelectronics
Computer Networks
Control and Feedback System Design
Computer Architecture
Electrical Energy Conversion
Applied Electromagnetic
Electric Power Systems
Digital Communications
Electrical Engineering Capstone Project
5 × electives


the plan during the 4 years study will be like:

1st semester:
Programming for Engineers
Introduction to Chemistry
Calculus I
Mechanics and Waves for Engineers

2nd semester:
Materials Science and Engineering
Calculus II
Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers

3rd semester:
Foundations of Electrical Engineering
Calculus III
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations

4th semester:
Introduction to Electronics
Electric Circuits
Digital Logic Systems
Numerical Methods
Probability and Statistics

5th semester:
Signals and Systems
Computer Networks
Computer Architecture
Applied Electromagnetic


6th semester:
Communications Theory
Microelectronics
Control and Feedback System Design
Electrical Energy Conversion
Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis

7th semester:
Digital Communications
Electric Power Systems
EE Elective
EE Elective

and the 8th semester:

Electrical Engineering Capstone Project
EE Elective
EE Elective
EE Elective

their electives are:

Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
Wireless Communications
Digital Electronics
Communication Electronics
Nano electronics
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Image Processing
Power Electronics
Antennas and Wave Propagation
Optical Fiber Communication Systems
Opto electronics
Microwave Engineering
Renewable Energy
Digital Control
Modern Control Theory


Unfortunately, I don't see a dedicated physics courses at all!
And I hope there aren't any important missing subjects

In general what do you think is the good, the bad, and the ugly in this course?

Thanks!
 
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This looks like a very standard engineering curriculum; the general physics is covered here:
. Mechanics and Waves for Engineers
. Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers

This is equivalent to the first year of any general physics curriculum. Your engineering courses will then introduce any additional physics that is required as you go along. You will certainly learn about waves, and quantum mechanics will be mentioned in your solid state devices.
 
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Thanks a lot for clearing some ideas for me.
 
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Do they not make you take any communications or writing classes? Being able to write a well-reasoned persuasive argument is a good skill to have. At least as important as any single other class beyond the fundamentals.
 
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They have English 1 & 2. and Technical Writing. These should cover the topics I guess. Thanks for the note.

BTW, I would really appreciate it if some could recommend some good community colleges which I could later on shift into a computer engineering program.

Thanks
 
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What part of the country?
 
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Preferably TX CA IL OH MI MA MD FL PA VA WA OR
 
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Michigan has a very well developed community college system. If you were to start at Washtenaw Community College you would be only 15 minutes from the University of Michigan's engineering campus.

The same would be true for most of the other engineering schools in Michigan, though Michigan State and Michigan Tech (among others) also have good programs ... if you like fishing, hunting, hiking, or winter sports - then pick Michigan Tech. Go Huskies!
 

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